Joseph Buehler has published poetry in Australia (Otoliths), London (Sentinel Literary Quarterly), Dublin (H.C.E. Review) and widely in the USA (ArLiJo, The Tower Journal, North Dakota Quarterly, etc). He lives in Georgia w/ith his wife Trish.
The Original Beige Colored Plastic Bag
The original beige colored plastic bag
that held the ant killer bag, I finally figured out,
had a hole in it. It leaked a little bit on the round
green plastic table on the back patio. Actually,
it turned out, there were a lot of small holes in the
beige colored plastic bag.
I put the ant killer bag, also plastic but thicker,
inside another plastic bag, a white colored bag this
time with no holes in it. (I made sure of that.) A
good move I think, don’t you?
I threw the beige colored plastic bag, crumpled
up, into the cylindrical shaped garbage bag
container in the kitchen.
If I had anything more to say about the original
beige colored plastic bag or even the white colored
plastic bag that now holds the ant killer, I’m sure that
I would have said it by this time.